Wild Connections - Wild Love
Put your shoes on, we’re going on an adventure. Today’s love shoot is an incredible one captured by the lovely Cat from Wild Connections Photography. Breathtaking landscapes and a couple dedicated to get the most beautiful of shots. All worth a hike into the Austrian Alps.
About Wild Connections Photography
Cat is an adventure wedding photographer, who moved from the UK to the Austrian Alps almost 10 years ago whilst chasing a life of adventure in the mountains. I'm sure you're wondering what exactly an "adventure wedding photographer" is? Quite simply, it means accompanying couples to locations that are often off-the-beaten track. Not just around her home in the Austrian Alps, but also further afield throughout Europe. Sometimes that includes hiking or even skiing, either on a wedding day, for an engagement shoot or for an after-wedding session. Cat's inspiration doesn't come from traditional wedding photography but from travel and adventure sports photography and the vibrant and exciting images that you'll find on the pages of National Geographic. For her, the most important thing is trying to incorporate a sense of adventure and the beauty of a location within her work, as well as capturing the emotions and connection between a couple. A lot of her couples share a love of adventure and are usually pretty outdoorsy and looking to celebrate that as part of their wedding or couple shoot, and they aren't worried about getting a little dirty in pursuit of epic photographs. Cat has made it her mission to inspire and empower adventure loving couples to embrace their outdoor-loving natures and celebrate it instead of trying to go along with traditions that don't feel right for them. She is an influencer in the European adventure wedding scene, and alongside photography she is also the creator and editor of Europe's leading adventure wedding blog "We Are The Wanderers".
Florian and Leila
Some couples choose to travel to Paris or Venice to capture their engagement photos. But for couples who are more about the outdoors and getting in to nature, adventure shoots are becoming increasingly popular.
Adventure shoots are where a couple chooses to celebrate their love of adventure and the great outdoors in to their shoot. The shoot can be to celebrate their engagement, for a surprise proposal, an anniversary, or simply just as a way to create amazing memories. As an adventure wedding photographer I've done it all, from hiking and climbing to skiing in the winter time.
Florian and Leila love travelling and the mountains, so for their adventure shoot we chose to hike up to a beautiful mountain lake in the Austrian Alps. The lake is at the end of a valley in the Tirol region of Austria, just near the Italian border. It was an easy and beautiful hike up through alpine meadows with old wooden huts which would have been enough for our shoot, but the views of the lake at the top were even more incredible. We spent a couple of hours exploring the lake shores and as the sun started to set behind the mountains, we hiked back down in to the valley with the most epic sunset lighting up the mountains.